The National Air and Space Museum holds in trust some 60,000 objects, including aircraft, spacecraft, engines, rockets, uniforms, spacesuits, balloons and artwork. A wide variety of these artifacts are on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Our archival collections span the history of flight and include a wide range of visual and textual materials, including documents, photographs, motion picture film and video, and more than 2 million technical drawings. We also house a Regional Planetary Image Facility.

Learn more about our collection.

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Browse Items in Our Collection

Each item in our collection has its own special history. Browse the over 23,000 items in our collection that have digital records available for viewing online. Records are continuously added.

  • 1903 Wright Flyer
  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
  • <em>Enola Gay </em> at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • Apollo 11 Command Module <i>Columbia</i>
  • Discovery

Staff Picks

Not sure where to start? Our curators created these collection groups to highlight some of the key themes or specific types of artifacts in our collection. More groups will continue to be added.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega
Neil Armstrong Spacesuit
Fly Save Time! Commercial Aviation Advertising Poster